Art Horne writing at Pajamas Media demonstrates our Senator Boxer is unable to understand simple chemistry, or she chooses not too. Your call.
I hardly know where to begin in describing how ignorant and vacuous Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is on this issue. I know that sounds harsh, and it’s intended to be for so many, many reasons.
On March 30, Senator Boxer went on a tirade about how despicable the Republicans were for attaching an amendment to the Small Business Innovation Research Bill (SBIR). The amendment, sponsored by Senator Mitch McConnell (R-TN), would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating emissions of greenhouse gases to address climate change. The principal gas in question that the EPA wants to regulate (er, tax) is carbon dioxide.
Carbon DIOXIDE! Not carbon.
The first thing Senator Boxer said on the floor, immediately exposing her profound understanding of scientific knowledge:
There has been an amendment that was attached to this bill on the very first day that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency forever from enforcing the Clean Air Act as it relates to carbon pollution. … It is essentially a repeal of the Clean Air Act as it involves a particular pollutant, carbon, which has been found to be an endangerment to our people.
You can read the rest of Art Horne's article here. Unfortunately, the California voters demonstrated how ignorant and vacuous they were in returning this mental light weight to the Senate. It appears these Democratic voters and the Senator have some mental affinity.